Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Educational Leadership

C.A.S. in Educational Leadership
Combined Building Leader/District Leader Option – 33 Sem. Hours

[Note: This program is only open to candidates who have completed a prior master’s degree in education, but not in Educational Leadership. In order to be recommended for the School District Leader certificate, candidates must complete a total of at least 60 semester hours of graduate study in education, and they must report a passing score to the University on the New York State Competency Examination for School District Leaders.]

Course Requirements

PART I: School Building Leader Initial Certification Program
(This is a stand-alone program leading to certification as a School Building Leader – 24 sem. hrs. required for initial certification, including the internship. Upon satisfactory completion of these course requirements, students may be recommended for certification as a School Building Leader in New York State and reciprocating states, prior to completion of the remainder of the C.A.S. requirements.)

Leadership Theory Area (3 sem. hrs.) - (select one course)
EDAD 511 School Organization and Management
EDAD 554 Building Level Leadership

Specialization in Leadership (15 sem. hrs.) - (required)
EDAD 523 Public School Finance
EDAD 528 Leadership for Special Education
EDAD 532 Supervision of Instruction
EDAD 537 School Law

(Select one course)
EDAD 579 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction & Supervision
EDAD 599 Curriculum Development

Internship in School Leadership (6 sem. hrs.)
EDAD 591Internship in School Building Leadership

PART II: School District Professional Certification Requirements
(Part II leads to professional certification as a School District Leader – minimum of 33 sem. hours required, total)

Leadership Theory (3 additional sem. hrs.) - (select one course)
EDAD 550 Organization and Management of School Districts
EDAD 586 Issues in School District Leadership

Specialization in Leadership (6 additional sem. hrs.) - (required)
EDAD 542 The Negotiation Process

(Select one course)
EDAD 515 Conflict Resolution
EDAD 517 Leadership and School Climate
EDAD 547D* Constructivist Practices and Educational Leadership
EDAD 548A* Data-Driven Decision Making

To request further information regarding this program, contact Dr. William Collins, Program Coordinator, at (315) 229-5864 or wcollins@stlawu.edu.

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